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Title: Assessment of the debris-flow susceptibility in tropical mountains using clast distribution patterns.
Authors: Lopes, Laís de Carvalho Faria Lima
Bacellar, Luis de Almeida Prado
Castro, Paulo de Tarso Amorim
Keywords: Median bed surface clast size
Issue Date: 2016
Citation: LOPES, L. de O. F. L.; BACELLAR, L. de A. P.; CASTRO, P. de T. A. Assessment of the debris-flow susceptibility in tropical mountains using clast distribution patterns. Geomorphology (Amsterdam), v. 1, p. S0169-555X(16)3, 2016. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 08 fev. 2019.
Abstract: Channel morphometric parameters and clast distribution patterns in selected basins of the Ferriferous Quadrangle tropicalmountains, Brazil, were analyzed in order to assess susceptibility to debris flows. Median bed surface clast size (D50) in the main streamchannel of these basins shows a coarsening downstream trend with drainage areas of up to 6 km2, which is attributed to debris flow dominated-channels by some authors. The composition and roundness of the bed load, clast sand, and the presence of allochthonous large boulders throughout the channels also suggest the occurrence of past debris flow in the region. Luminescence Optically Stimulated (LOE) dating points out that debris flow could have occurred as a consequence of climate changes in the Late Pleistocene and Holocene and it can nowbe triggered by deforestation or extreme rainfall events. There has not been any record of past debris flow in the study area, or in other mountainous regions of Brazil where debris flows have recently occurred. Thus, the adopted approach can be useful to assess debris flow susceptibility in this and other similar areas.
ISSN: 0169-555X
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